Blog Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
Are you getting enough ice cream in your diet? As a country, our love affair with ice cream dates back to colonial times, and supposedly we each eat 19 quarts per year. It may have been a challenge to work toward that quota over the winter months, but now that summer is here, cool, creamy ice cream makes a refreshingly easy dessert. One of the best and simplest ice cream desserts is the ice cream sandwich. Drop cookies, like soft chocolate chip or peanut butter, work well as sandwich material, because they retain some chewiness even when frozen solid. Rolled cookie recipes need some tinkering so they don't become too hard when you freeze them. The recipe below uses a combination of corn syrup and a little bit of baking soda to keep the cookies tender, along with brown sugar and cocoa for rich flavor. The results are reminiscent of those rectangular treats sold from musical trucks, but the shapes are a lot more fun—and you can use whatever flavor of ice cream suits your fancy.